Even thought we’re no longer in an enforced lockdown, at home we are taking precautions as strictly as possible, which means we haven’t met any family or friends in the last eight months. At a time like this when I often catch myself yearning for a catch-up with a friend, or a family day out, this book promises to entertain you with all that you’ve been missing.
Kanan Mehra, a.k.a. Kay, is bored to the gills with mommyhood, when her detective friend, Runa, asks her to help in a suicide investigation. Kay must infiltrate a ladies’ kitty group and try to unearth their deepest, darkest secrets. Since this includes all-you-can-eat buffet lunches at a new restaurant every month, and the chance to show off newly acquired diamonds, Kay agrees – much to the annoyance of her spouse, who disapproves of both kitty parties and snooping around.
As Kay and Runa try to get to the truth behind the suicide, the building complex is shaken by another mysterious death. The answers they seek lie buried under fancy meals, designer dresses and serious bling – but will Kay risk everything to get to them.
Malicious gossip is the least dangerous thing about this kitty group – and the party’s just getting started.
The Kitty Party Murder seamlessly blends two distinct genres into one intense novel. You’re effectively getting two books for the price of one. I say grab it with both hands and get ready for an adventure that will send your idea of ‘routine’ up in smoke.
I’ve written a detailed review of the book for Women’s Web which they’ve published as a featured post, here.
About Photo: A kitty party is all about getting together and enjoying lavish spreads of delicious food. I wanted to try something craft-y on those lines and ended up creating these tables and chairs from biscuits – Parle Krackjack and Britannia Marie Gold. All set for a party, right?
Title: The Kitty Party Murder
Author: Kiran Manral
Publisher: HarperCollins India
Edition/Year: First Edition 2020
Source: Women’s Web / Publisher
Rating: 4 Stars
Available on Amazon.
About the Author: Kiran Manral is an award-winning and bestselling Indian author, TEDx Speaker, columnist, mentor and feminist. She has written books across genres in both fiction and nonfiction.
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